Here are the family announcements carried in the Stroud News and Journal this week.


CAPENER Christopher

Died peacefully at home on 22nd February at the age of 74.

Having lived an exhuberant and active life, he was sadly rendered largely immobile by a stroke at the age of 66.

He bore this with impressive patience and deeply appreciated the care he received but welcomed the end when it came. Chris’s wish was for a quiet private burial, near his much-loved mother Phylis, in Stonehouse where he grew up.

FLEMING Vera Alice

Aged 101 Peacefully passed away at the family home in Sheepscombe.

Much loved Mother to Juliette and Grandmother to William, Daisy and Ben. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service takes place at St. Mary’s Church, Painswick on Wednesday 12th April at 11.00am Family flowers only.

Donations in lieu, if so desired, to Longfield Hospice, may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud. Glos. GL5 3AR


A long-time resident of Brownshill, passed away at Resthaven Care Home on 16th March, aged 94.

Wife of the late Ian McCullough, mother to Sally, Fiona and Philippa, grandmother to Mark and Emma and greatgrandmother to Theo, Sofia, Luca, Seb and Jack.

She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Rita had a long and very active life which will be celebrated at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Bussage on Tuesday 18th April at 12:30pm. All who remember her are welcome to attend.

There is no requirement to wear black. Donations in memory of Rita would be gratefully received and well used by Alzheimer’s Society and you can donate online at

PAINE Nigel James

Of Theescombe Lane, Amberley Suddenly on 15th March, aged 74 years. Beloved Husband of Denise, adored Dad of Damian and Jody, brilliant Grandad of Tilly and Will and Brother of Roger.

Funeral service at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Amberley, on Tuesday 11th April at 11.00am.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Midlands Air Ambulance Charity c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ or donate online at:

ROCHESTER Joyce Eileen (Joy)

Passed peacefully away Friday 17th March 2023, aged 85 years. Beloved Wife of the late Graham. Wonderful Mum to Kevin and Angela.

Nanna to James, the late Vicky, Kara, Kieron, Liam and Josie. Great-Nanna to Daniel, Spencer, Thomas, Mima, Rupert and Hetty. Joy was much loved by all her family and friends and will be cherished and deeply missed always.

A celebration of her life will take place at St. Cyr’s Church, Stonehouse on Wednesday 19th April 2023 at 11am, followed by committal at Gloucester Cremation at 2:30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for Longfield or Parkinson’s UK c/o Allen-White Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822 409

SHEPHERD Margaret Mary (Rita)

Of Maple Tree Court, Nailsworth, and Amberley. Widow of Peter, and deeply missed mother of Sarah and Stephen.

Founder of the ‘Solo’ group within the Stroud U3A. Rita’s funeral service will be held at Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Amberley, on Tuesday April 11th at 2pm.

Donations, if desired, will go towards a much-needed CT scanner at Gloucester Hospital. Donate online at or cheques to Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity can be sent c/o Family Tree Funeral Company, 1 Middle St, Stroud, GL5 1DZ.

TARN Vivienne Patricia

Sadly passed away 20th March, aged 81 years.

Beloved sister of Gillian and Nicky. aunt to Jeremy, Lisa, Bryan, Sam and Jamie.

She will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral to be held 21st April, Immaculate Conception 13:00, followed by Cheltenham Crematorium 14:30. Family flowers only. Charitable donations are being collected for MIND. Any enquiries to Philip Ford 01453 763592

TURK Barbara Joan (nee Shipway)

Sadly passed away at Gloucester Hospital on Wednesday 15th March, aged 89 years. Much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother.

Funeral to take place on Wednesday 12th April at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud 10.30am followed by Gloucester Crematorium at 12.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations to Meningitis Trust, c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES.

WARREN Rosemary (Of Whiteshill) Passed away peacefully at Gloucester Royal Hospital on 23rd March 2023 aged 89 years.

She will be sadly missed by her Daughter Bridget, her Son-In-Law Nigel and her Grandson Jude.

Funeral service takes place at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 17th April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, to Age UK may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire. GL5 3AR.

WOODMAN Christine Lorraine

Sadly passed away on Friday 10th March, aged 65 years.

Funeral is to take place on Monday 3rd April at Gloucester Crematorium, 10am. Donations for Teckles can be sent c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, GL5 4ES.


LOCKYER Jason Peter

Died 3rd April 2016, aged 46. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day, Love Venita, Maizie, Mum, Dad, Sharon and Alan xxxx